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GW24 Ones to watch: Benoit Badiashile

By The Scout 15 Feb 2023
Benoit Badiashile, Chelsea

The Scout says Chelsea centre-back boasts set-piece threat and clean-sheet potential

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The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 24 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Benoit Badiashile (CHE) £5.0m

The centre-back has made an immediate improvement to the Chelsea defence since arriving from Monaco in January.

The Blues had managed just one clean sheet in eight matches prior to Badiashile’s debut in Gameweek 20.

Since then, however, they have conceded just a single goal in four contests, keeping clean sheets against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Fulham.

Badiashile has averaged 5.3 points per match in that period, also collecting two bonus points.

Favourable schedule

Chelsea’s kind run of opponents gives the Frenchman a chance to continue picking up defensive returns.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), five of their next seven matches score just two.

That starts with a home encounter against bottom side Southampton this weekend.

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Saints arrive having parted company with Nathan Jones due to a poor run of form.

They lost seven of his eight matches in charge and scored only once in their last three outings.

Set-piece threat

The underlying numbers also show Badiashile has boasted a strong attacking threat since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

His total of four headed attempts from set-pieces is joint-top with Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar (£5.2m) among defenders over the last four Gameweeks.
Combined with Chelsea’s improving output in defence, Badiashile can make a big impact at both ends of the pitch in Fantasy.

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Part 1: Max Kilman (WOL)
Part 2: Alexis Mac Allister (BHA)
Part 4: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)
Part 5: Jadon Sancho (MUN)

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